Winning the Battle & the War

Winning the Battle & the War (HM1SI9)

Location: Enoree, SC 29335 Union County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 36.01', W 81° 51.093'

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As the Loyalists and Provincials retreated across the Enoree River, Patriot commanders began regrouping their men for another pursuit. Before they could attack, however, news came that the American Continental Army had been defeated three days earlier at the Battle of Camden.Outnumbered and unsupported, the Patriots gathered their prisoners and left Musgrove's Mill, retreating north towards safety. Nevertheless, their stunning victory here gave the Patriots momentum heading into the autumn of 1780 and the major Revolutionary War turning point at King's Mountain.[Script] "... These things are ominous - these are the damned yelling boys! - Captain Abraham De Peyster, a Provincial soldier of the King's American Regiment was clearly unnerved by the Native American battle cries used by Colonel Shelby and his Patriot forces.
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HM NumberHM1SI9
Placed BySouth Carolina State Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, June 5th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 421917 N 3829034
Decimal Degrees34.60016667, -81.85155000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 36.01', W 81° 51.093'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 36' 0.6" N, 81° 51' 5.58" W
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Area Code(s)864
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14300-14398 SC-56, Enoree SC 29335, US
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